Judge selection for international championships

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The Judging Committee (JC) Judge Selection Process

The description below is kindly provided by John Gaillard, who has been chairman of the JC for many years:

Judges statistical data

Statistics are kept on all championship Judges based on the rank position within the judging panel of their consolidated RI at each contest, averaged over a rolling three year period in the following three categories -

  • Power Unlimited and Advanced
  • Power Intermediate and Yak-52
  • Gliding Unlimited and Advanced

This tabulated data is now maintained on the CIVA Results website for open review.

The selection process

The process starts with invitations being sent out to those judges with an average overall panel ranking over the previous three years of five or less, with a request that they indicate their availability for the coming years contests. Once received this information is summarised and distributed to the JC members.

In the next stage CIVA Delegates are requested to suggest other judges who have not already been asked for their availability. Judges who apply with no previous RI data at the International level are asked to provide RI information based on their own Aero Club's Nationals or any other event from another Aero Club where they may have officiated. The results of these two stages are summarised and sent out to the JC for a voting process to take place.

When the JC voting is complete the resulting selection lists are sent to the CIVA Bureau for ratification.

Finally the results of the applications and voting are distributed to the CIVA Delegates and published elsewhere on this website.

The process has in effect changed slightly in the past year as due to financial restraints the judging panels have been reduced from 10 to 7 CIVA supported Judges, and accordingly the championship panels have been restricted to one judge per National Aero Club.

The Judging Committee Chairman, John Gaillard, has confirmed that this process will remain in place throughout 2016 and that the initial selection stage commenced during November 2015.


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